United States customary units are a system of measurements commonly used in
the United States. The United States customary system (USCS or USC)
developed from English units which were in use in the ...
system as its predominant system of measurement. Most Americans think that our
involvement with metric measurement is relatively new. In fact, the.
Differences between American and British Systems Many American units of
weights and measures are based on units in use in Great Britain before.
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Dec 13, 2013 ... The US's Crazy Measuring System. .... all use the metric system, but "stupid"
Americans use US standard (not imperial BTW) I say Hey Europe, ...
America kept the unit at 2000 pounds while the English changed the unit to 2240
.... Some volume units in the two systems are used only for measuring liquids ...
May 24, 2012 ... Most countries use the Metric System, which uses the measuring ... of the metric
system, Americans measure temperature in Fahrenheit, not ...
distance measurements identical to those of the 1592 Act of Parliament,; the
traditional ... Americans could have adopted the metric system, which was then at
In all traditional measuring systems, short distance units are based on the ...
Since this was just before the settling of the American colonies, British and
We have a clumsy, entangled, confusing measuring system! And it not only
confuses the rest of the world - no, it perplexes Americans themselves! If you go
Mar 22, 2011 ... In short, Americans don't hate the metric system – they hate change, just ...
Distances are still measured in miles, yards and inches, weight in ...